EA has confirmed that American McGee is working on a new title called Alice: Madness Returns. Spicy Horse Games are developing the dark and deranged sequel to American McGee's Alice, but this time it won't be exclusive to the PC as it's in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Designed with the same dark style of the original, but with new visuals, story and game design, Alice: Madness Returns follows Alice on a journey through a wildly corrupted and shattered Wonderland to uncover the truth behind her haunted past and tortured psyche.
"Alice is a classic fiction, infinitely rich with memorable characters, places and experiences. Our approach to Alice: Madness Returns takes this colorful world and reinvents it with psychotic personalities and pervasive insanity," said American McGee, Spicy Horse Games Co-Founder and Senior Creative Director. "We can't wait to share our vision with Alice in Wonderland fans and gamers around the world."
"In 2000, we launched a cult hit on the PC with American McGee's Alice. Ten years later, I'm pleased to announce American is back on board leading the top-rate talent at Spicy Horse Games to create this sequel," said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. "The Alice in Wonderland fiction continues to be a fan favorite all over the world. We can't wait for them to experience the next chapter with Alice: Madness Returns."
The game takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the original, with Alice having a hard time trying to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her family in a devastating fire. She's been spending a decade in an insane asylum, but is finally released and in the care of a psychiatrist who wants to help conquer the nightmarish hallucinations that haunt her.
Alice: Madness Returns will be available in 2011 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.